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Want to be listed in the Bulletin Board? Call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459, e-mail lrice@connectionnewspapers.com or fax 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Thursday/Aug. 16

Set Sail Virginia. 2 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Experience life in the new world with games, activities and a craft. Age 6 to 12. 703-339-7385.

Arr, Pirate School. 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Wanted: Hearty young sea lo'ers wantin' to be properly learned in pirating. Lessons include crafts and games. Age 8 to 12. 703-339-4610.

Take a Hike. 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bedtime stories and activities about the great outdoors. Age 3 to 6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Friday/Aug. 17

After Dark in the Park. Search for singing six-legged wonders 7:30-9 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ages 6 and up. $4. For a spot call 703-451-9588.

Ponderings. Look at rocks and minerals 4-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ages 6-10. $4. For a spot call 703-451-9588.

Saturday/Aug. 18

Rocks and Minerals. 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Presented by Hidden Pond Nature Center. 703-451-8055

Walk and Talk. 6-7:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Meet at the Visitor Center, then walk in the wetland with Huntley Meadows' new manager and share ideas about wetland restoration or any other park topic. 703-768-2525.

Video: Insects. Take a close-up look at the amazing world of insects with a free video showing 10-10:30 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. For more call 703-768-2525.

Sunday/Aug. 19

Video: Insects. Take a close-up look at the amazing world of insects with a free video showing 10-10:30 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. For more call 703-768-2525.

Monday/Aug. 20

Summer Beach Fun. 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. A story, activities, and a craft. Age 6 to 12. 703-339-7385.

Tuesday/Aug. 21

Let's Go On Vacation. 10:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 13 to 23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Book Group. "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Wednesday/Aug. 22

Travel Club. 1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch for a lively discussion on traveling to China. 703-451-8055.

Thursday/Aug. 23

Activity. Virginia Treasures. 2:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Use clues and activities to discover Virginia's past. Age 6 to 12. 703-644-7333.

Extreme Naturalist. From swamps to rocky cliffs, see varied plant and animal life that survives in tough terrain during this three-hour hike from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Eat lunch on the trail. Wear shoes that can get wet and dirty. Long pants recommended. Ages 12 to 15. $15. Reserve a spot at 703-451-9588.

Friday/Aug. 24

Summer Reading Celebration. 3 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Share favorite summer reads. 703-451-8055.

Ponderings. Naturalist Casey shows how detritus forms, what lives in it and what it is 4-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $4. Ages 6-10. For a spot call 703-451-9588.

After Dark in the Park. Learn about night creatures 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ages 6 and older. $4. For a spot call 703-451-9588.

Nature Night Hike. Experience the magic of the forest after dark 8:30-10 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Bring a flashlight. $5/adults, $3/under 16. Reservations and advanced payment required. Ages 7 and older. 703-569-0285.

Saturday/Aug. 25

Summer Wildflower Walk. Enjoy a walk with naturalist Clara Ailes through the meadow and stream valley 10-11:30 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Free. For a spot call 703-451-9588.

Monday/Aug. 27

Nature Quest: Insect Safari. Preschool naturalists, ages 3 to 5, will search for insects in the field 10-11 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $4. For a spot call 703-451-9588.

Tuesday/Aug. 28

Shiver Me Timbers. 2 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Pirates in Virginia Waters. Age 6 to 10. 703-339-7385.

Wednesday/Aug. 29

Byrd Explorers. 1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Hidden Pond Nature Center presents spiders and their kin. Age 6 to 12. 703-451-8055.

Thursday/Aug. 30

School Days. 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories and activities about starting school. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Friday/Aug. 31

Nature Quest. Focus on animals that might frighten people 10-11 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Live animals and a PowerPoint presentation help relieve fears. Ages 3 to 5. $4. For a spot call 703-451-9588.

After Dark in the Park. From actual history to unconfirmed legends, the areas now known as Hidden Pond Park and the Pohick Stream Valley have quite a few good stories 7:30-9 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Enjoy a campfire with s'mores or ice cream depending on the heat. $4. For a spot call 703-451-9588.